Anaheim Ducks forward Teemu Selanne, 42, had himself a four-point night in the first game of the 2013 season. (REUTERS/Andy Clark)
So much for the theory this 48-game sprint of an NHL season would belong to the young and energetic.
The 40-somethings are the story of this first NHL weekend.
Teemu Selanne was skating like a guy half his age and brought his career goal-scoring total to 665, but remained two back of Jaromir Jagr, who also scored a pair. They are the all-time active goal-scoring leaders and Jagr is now just one behind former Los Angeles King and Hall of Fame winger Luc Robitaille for 10th place on the all-time list.